After releasing the over-all statistical points table for Season 77, which was topped by newly-minted Most Valuable Player (MVP) Keifer Ravena, the UAAP, through head statistician Pong Ducanes presented the leaders in the individual categories at the conclusion of the tournament’s elimination round.
As per Ducanes’ tweets, here are the cagers that shined in scoring as well as in rebounding, assists, steals and shot-blocking, among other categories for this UAAP season.
Kiefer Ravena was the top dog on offense this year, averaging 21.2 points in 14 games. He is followed by DLSU’s Jeron Teng, who was also the runner-up in the MVP race with 18.1 markers per contest. Rounding out the top five are FEU’s Mac Belo (16.1 ppg), graduating Adamson Falcon Don Trollano (15.8 ppg) and Belo’s teammate Mike Tolomia (15.2 ppg).
Showing that he can also distribute the rock, Kiefer Ravena was also the league’s top assists man this season,registering 5.6 assists per contest. Roi Sumang, who missed two contests because of injury and disciplinary action, took second spot with 4.3 feeds a night. Teng (4.0 apg), Ravena’s backcourt partner Nico Elorde (3.7 apg) and Tolomia (3.4 apg) rounded out the five best players in sharing the ball in Season 77.
In terms of rebounding, Green Archer Jason Perkins led the pack as he collared 9.7 boards a night. Cameroonian Karim Abdul of UST is a close second with 9.2 caroms per. Fellow foreign student-athletes Alfred Aroga of NU and UE’s Charles Mammie are tied for third and fourth, as both averaged 9.1 rebounds in 14 games. For his part, Bulldog Troy Rosario snagged 8.4 boards per game, good for fifth-best in the league.
A doberman on the defensive end, UST’s Jamil Sheriff led the league in steals this year, part of three Growling Tigers in the top five of that category The Fil-Canadian rendered 1.6 steals per game, just a shade above Ravena’s 1.5 a night. Sheriff’s fellow floor general Ed Daquioag is tied for third with Chris Newsome of Ateneo with 1.3 spg. UST’s Abdul completes the list with his 1.2 thefts per match.
Taking over the cudgels from Emmanuel Mbe as NU’s defensive anchor in the middle this season, Alfred Aroga tallied 2.2 blocks per game to lead the whole UAAP in shotblocking. Proving his all-around defensive game, Karim Abdul is second in thwarting enemy attempts with 1.7 per. UE’s African towers Moustapha Arafat and Charles Mammie accounted for 1.2 and 1.1 swats per match, respectively. Fonzo Gotladera is the only Filipino in the top five as he is tied with Mammie for the fourth and fifth spots with 1.1 blocks per game as well.
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